I am delighted to have been appointed as Scouting Support Officer for South East Scotland Scouts – I started in role on 1st July.

I recently left the Royal Bank of Scotland at their HQ in Edinburgh and I hope to use some of the experience and skills I acquired over my career, including during the 10 years I have been involved in Scouting as an Assistant Scout Leader and more latterly as a Scout Leader, to help provide some focus on the greatest need in our Region – to assist in the recruitment and training of new leaders, as well as supporting our current leaders.

During the first few weeks I will be meeting with as many people as I can to understand the key challenges and opportunities to help support our great teams across the South East of Scotland. I will also be reviewing our Census data, our current onboarding process for new leaders and also helping to drive aspects of our Regional Strategy.=

I have an initial ask – I would love to hear from as many of you as possible with regard to what you think is going well and how we might improve, specifically with regard to leader recruitment, onboarding and retention That will help me to bring together some best practice we can share across the region.

I can be reached via email michael.treanor@sesscouts.org.uk or via my mobile on 07432866520. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Mike Treanor
Scouting Support Officer, South East Scotland Scouts

Mike with the best patrol at Easter camp